Warner Anderson

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Warner Anderson
Warner Anderson Peyton Place.jpg
Anderson as Matthew Swain in Peyton Place.
Born (1911-03-10)March 10, 1911
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Died August 26, 1976(1976-08-26) (aged 65)
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1916-1975
Spouse(s) Leeta Anderson

Warner Anderson (March 10, 1911 – August 26, 1976) was an American actor.

Early years[edit]

Anderson was born to "a theatrical family" in Brooklyn, New York, March 10, 1911.[1] He was a Republican.[2]

Film[edit]

Anderson had a small part in a film in 1915. A contemporary newspaper article about the movie Sunbeam, in which Anderson appeared in 1917, noted, "Warner Anderson is one of the cleverest children in motion pictures."[3] "He made his adult screen debut in This Is the Army in 1943.[1]

He had supporting parts in several films through the years. They included The Caine Mutiny, Blackboard Jungle, and Destination Tokyo.[4]

Stage[edit]

Anderson's work on stage included Broadway appearances in Maytime (1917-1918), Happiness (1917-1918), Medea (1920), Within Four Walls (1923), Broken Journey (1942), and Remains to Be Seen (1951-1952).[5]

Radio[edit]

In the 1940s, Anderson was the announcer for The Bell Telephone Hour.[6]

Television[edit]

Anderson starred as Lt. Ben Guthrie in the TV series The Lineup,[7] which ran from 1954-60. In syndication, reruns of The Lineup were broadcast under the title San Francisco Beat. His The Lineup costar was Tom Tully. Anderson played the same role in the 1958 film The Lineup.

He played newspaper publisher Matthew Swain on the TV series Peyton Place. He also served as the narrator at the beginning of each episode. He continued as narrator even after his character was written out of the series.[1]

Death[edit]

Anderson died August 26, 1976, at the age of 65, in a hospital in Santa Monica, California.[4] He was survived by his wife and a son.[8]

Partial filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Aaker, Everett (2006). Encyclopedia of Early Television Crime Fighters. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-6409-8. Pp. 14-16.
  2. ^ https://books.google.com/books?id=QfHXAAAAQBAJ&pg=PA173&dq=Martha+Tilton+Republican&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwir-8ivuLDTAhUM8IMKHU_XAPUQ6AEILjAC#v=onepage&q=Warner%20Anderson&f=false
  3. ^ "At... The Star". The Daily Chronicle. October 3, 1917. p. 4. Retrieved October 22, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ a b "Actor Warner Anderson dies". The Argus. August 28, 1976. p. 11. Retrieved October 23, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  5. ^ "Warner Anderson". Playbill Vault. Retrieved 23 October 2015. 
  6. ^ Ranson, Jo (April 22, 1942). "Radio Dial Log". The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. p. 18. Retrieved October 23, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  7. ^ "Warner Anderson Lives His Role As Police Lieutenant". Ocala Star-Banner. October 24, 1958. p. 3. Retrieved June 5, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Actor dies at age 65". Independent Press-Telegram. August 29, 1976. p. 209. Retrieved October 23, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read

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